Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Our Granddaughter In the Making!

She's going to be a BEAUTY!!!
Can you see her little hand on her chin?
She is in serious thought!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Love this ....wanted to share it!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Winter Wonder Land

NOW, this is how I remember WINTER as a child in the Great
State of UTAH!!!

It truely was a Wonderful White Christmas this year!

Ummmm...maybe we should have gotten a bigger
more powerful snow blower???

It Is Already Come & Gone.....

Christmas Eve was an eventful day for us. I had to work, which was a bummer, cuz everyone else got to have the day off. But...I thought, it'll be okay, it'll go fast. So I got up at 5:30 was getting ready, and had this strange thought that I should take the truck. So I looked outside and it was not snowing. So I just blew the thought off (bad choice)! I'm on my way in to work and 2 blocks from my office, my check engine light comes on, and seconds later my oil light comes on. I am praying I can make it 2 blocks to work. Get there, and have one of my colleagues come out with me, we check the dip stick...not a drop of oil. He asks me how I made it to work and I tell him the story. We added 4 quarts of oil and it finally registers on the dip stick. I decide to drive around the block to see what happens, and when I get back I notice a huge puddle of oil where my car was parked. Scott (bless his heart) drives to my work, checks a bunch of stuff, everything seems tight. We finally have to have it towed. Come to find out...a seal went bad and drained all the oil!! The part was all of $13.00 BUT to put it on the car came to $506...OUCH!! Not quite the Christmas gift I truly wanted. But at least it now works and we didn't have to get a new car.We made it on time to Scott parents home for the Christmas Eve Family Party and had a wonderful time visiting with brothers, sisters, Aunts, Uncles and cousins.

Alisa, Lindsay (pregnant with baby Laryssa), and Kristin chillin at grandma & grandpa's house.
Rick, Aaron and Shauna enjoying all the fun.
Scott with little brother Trent...aren't they handsome guys??!!
CHRISTMAS morning...Scott got Scene It - Seinfield. We love this show and our kids won't even play this game with us, cuz they know we will kick butt on it! HA HA HA
At my parents house. Me with my Brother Russ, Dad, Jason & Boyd. Just one brother missing who lives out of state. :( Love these guys!
Lindsay and Zach get new pillows! They were so excited. After 4 years of marraige, their old ones were pretty flat.
My good looking nephews, Karson, Quintin and Jaren. They are sporting their new biker jackets.
Me, Kristin and Dad ooooing and goooooing over our precious little nephew (cousin & grandson) that was born on the 14th. We couldn't get enough of him. He is so darn cute and such a happy baby.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Echoes Of Christmas!
Tonight we went to a Wonderful walk along, musical, magical, beautiful sound of Christmas! It is at Liberty Park and it is FREE!!! Some good friends of ours put this all together! Please go to the website above and read more about it. It is worth gathering the family and going there. It took less than an hour and was very uplifting and very well done. Helps remind you of the true meaning of Christmas.

Here is a website to read what the Deseret News wrote:,5143,705271313,00.html

Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcome to the world Baby Jaxon!!

My baby brother and sister-in-law celebrated the birth of their 3rd child on Sunday the 14th. I'm an Aunt AGAIN! Wahoo!!!!

Isn't he just precious!!
Kristin enjoying her new cousin.
Aunt Lonna gobbeling up Baby Jaxon!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

First Presidency Christmas message
At this joyous Christmas season men and women of faith turn their thoughts to our dear Savior who came forth from heaven to live on earth as a mortal man and to establish the kingdom of God. His glorious gospel reshaped the thinking of the world. He blessed the sick. He caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He even raised the dead to life. To us He has said, "Come, follow me."
We testify of the living reality of Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind. As we seek Christ and as we follow Him, we shall have the Christmas spirit, not for one fleeting day each year, but as a companion always.

I love this message from our first presidency! At times it seems like our lifes can be so difficult and so crazy. But in reality, it can be quite simple and easy. We just need to follow the perfect example of our Savior, and do as our prophets have told us and we can have a pretty nice life. I love this time of year. I love seeing manger seens, hearing Christmas songs, the smells of the season, and even Santa, who is the giver to others, just as the Lord gave to each of us, a Savior! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Aunt sent this to me! What a wonderful reminder about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We have amazing leaders in our chuch. Loved being reminded about the General Conference that just happened in October.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


My Secret Elf actually made an appointment to come to my house!! She was sneeky. She found out on my blog that my daughter graduated from Cosmetology/Barbering and asked if she could make an appointment for a hair cut. I was SO anxious to meet her! So finally last night the door bell rang and there was TINK! She had a cute gift bag with a fantastic book by Jeffrey R Holland that I can't wait to read. A reading light and yummy body lotion! I love to read in bed, now I don't have to get up to turn the lights out! Wahoo!!! Well Tink and I hit it off! We actually use to live right by her family. We have two friends in common and we work within a couple of blocks of each other. I had SO much fun chatting while Kristin cut her hair! Kudos to Jodi for this wonderful idea of Blog Gift Giving!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's Your Favorite Candy?

This is remarkable... Just click on the name of the CANDY and the recipe appears!
2 Minute Microwave Fudge
5 Minute Fudge
7 Layer Bars
Aaron's Buttery Cashew Brittle
Almond Bark
Amanda's Peppermint Creams
Ann's Cream Nut Candy
Bavarian Inn Peanut Bars
Beth's Delicious Fudge
Brownie Fudge Dessert
Butter Toffee
Candied Yams
Candy Bar Brownies
Candy Cane Brittle
Candy Cane Fudge
Caramel Krispie Treats
Carmel Corn
Carol's Christmas Treats
Chocolate Almond Bars
Chocolate Balls
Chocolate Billionaires
Chocolate Chow Mein Candy
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate Covered Nuts
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Nut Caramels
Chocolate Popcorn
Chocolate Silk Bon Bons
Chocolate Truffels
Christmas Candied Walnuts
Christmas Crackle Candy
Christmas Mice
Chunky Mallow Candy
Cinnamon Hard Candy
Cinnamon Popcorn
Cranberry Nut Fudge
Cream Cheese Candy
Creamy Chocolate Truffles
Creamy Microwave Pralines (Texas Stye)
Crispy peanutbutter balls
Dark Chocolate Fudge
Deborahe's Holiday Chocolates
Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies
Dish of Dirt
Dorothy's Peanut Butter/Butterscotch Noodle Cookie
Dreamcicle Fudge
Easy Candy
Easy Divinity
Easy Divinity Easy Divinity Candy
Easy Fudge
Easy Granola Candy
Easy Microwave Carmel
Easy Microwave Fudge
Easy Pecan Logs
English Toffee
English Toffee
English Toffee Bars
Fabulous Fudge
Fake Brittle
Fantasy Fudge
Festive Chocolate Truffles
Five Minute Fudge
Fool-Proof Fudge
Frosted Pecans
Fudge for One
Fudge Puddles
Georgia Nuggets
Grandma Donna's Nummies
Grandma F's Delicious Fudge
Grandmother' s Holiday Fudge
Hard Candy
Hard Tack Candy
Hazelnut Fantasy Fudge
Ho-Ho Hash
Holly Confection
Honey Comb
J & D's Peanut Butter Balls
Jeanne's Tiger Butter
Jen's Chocolate Meringues
J's Cream Fudge
Kim's Famous Cashew Brittle
Magic Marshmallow Fudge
Mama's Fudge
Maple Rum Balls
Margie's Best Candy
Martha Washington Candy
Martha Washington Mounds
Melting Moments
Melting Moments
Memaw's Reese's
Meme's Best Ever Peanut Butter Fudge
Micky's Mints
Microwave Peanutbutter fudge
Microwave Pralines
Milk Fudge
Milky Way Bars
Million Dollar Fudge
Mimi's Famous Fudge
Mocha Truffles
Mom's Mints
Mr. Monroe's Famous Fudge
Mrs. Eisenhower's Fudge
Never Fail Fudge
Never Fail Fudge
No Bake Rum Balls
No Cook Peanut Butter Fudge
No Fail Fudge
Novia Scotia Treats
Nut Mallow Goodies
Nutty North Pole Fudge
Orange Balls
Orange Glazed Pecans
Out Of This World Fudge
Oven Carmel Corn
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle (Microwave)
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Bars-An Elve's Favorite Treat
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Fruit Squares
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Snowballs
Peanut Clusters (mircrowavable)
Peanut Krispies
Peanut Patties
Pecan Candy
Pecan Kisses
Penut Butter Buckeyes
Peppermint Bonbons
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Wands
Popcorn Cake
Popcorn Cake
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Praline Kisses

Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow (for Humans)
Quick and Easy Mini Marshmallow Sandwiches
Quick and E-Z Fudge
Raspberry Fudge Balls
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Droppings
Reindeer Food
Reindeer Food
Rocky Road
Rocky Road
Rocky Road Bark
Rudolph's Favorite Pecans
Rum Balls
Salt Water Taffy
Sea Foam Candy
Skor Fudge

Snowy Day Brownies
Snowy Divinity
Snowy Pretzels
Spiced Pumpkin Fudge
Stained Glass Candy
Sugared Nuts
Super Peanut Clusters
Treacel Fudge
Triple Layer Bars
TripleLayer Chocolate Bars

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight
Uncle Ferd's Butter Crisp Cracker Candy
Uncle Jack Hallwood's Peanut Butter Fudge
Very Easy Fudge
White Christmas

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Decorating for ChRiStMaS

Since we had Kristin home tonight, we thought we'd better
grab her and have her help us decorate for Christmas
Our collection on Santa Clauses
Our VERY first Christmas Ornament!
Beautiful Daughter!
Our Tree in Silver & Gold